Deborah is a clinically trained physiotherapist with over 30 years of broad experience investing in the health and well-being of her patients using evidence-based practice. She treats patients and leads a team of diverse and experienced clinicians in her expanding clinical private practices in New South Wales (AUS) . Deborah is passionate about the issues facing middle aged to older adults who wish to remain as active and functional as possible.

Recovering from an ankle injury? Treatment should include strengthening the muscles around the ankle and affected leg

Recovering from an ankle injury: weeks 2-6 This is the second part of our ankle blogs discussing  how to progress your rehabilitation beyond the first two weeks following an ankle injury, in particular an ankle sprain to the lateral ligaments. Weeks 3-6 following an ankle injury should involve: Strengthening the muscles around the ankle and…

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Stretching does a body good

Reasons not to skip your stretching routine Flexibility improves your performance in physical activities Basic movement relies on the contraction and expansion of muscle fibers. When muscles are tight and do not have the capacity to lengthen, activities can become impaired.  For instance, flexible quadriceps (muscles at the front of your thighs) allow you to…